2017 MTV VMAs: Paris Jackson Slams Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists (VIDEO)
Paris Jackson knows life is not just about the music.
Michael Jackson’s daughter took the stage at the 2017 MTV VMAs to present the award for Best Pop video, but took the opportunity to slam the hate going on in our country.
The 19-year-old was welcomed with cheers when she took the stage, but it was her political statement that had everybody talking.
The actress slammed the nazis and white nationalists who caused horrible violence in Charlottesville, Virginia a few weeks ago.
"Let’s leave here tonight knowing that, we must show these Nazi, white-supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over the country that as a nation with liberty as our slogan we have zero tolerance for their violence, their hatred and their discrimination," she shared.
paris jackson has a voice and shes sure as hell using it. cant say that about everyone pic.twitter.com/2mU0Qte2d1meys (@wastinghearts) August 28, 2017
"We must resist."
Heather Heyer was killed and 19 other counter-protesters were injured on August 12 when neo-Nazis and white supremacists held a “Unite the Right” rally.
“You know, if we were all to put our voices together, do you know the difference we could make?” she asked the audience.
“If we were to stand up all united as one, our impact it would be ‘yuge.’ It would be ‘yuge,’” she continued.
“Believe me, ‘yuge.’ And that’s not fake news."
The teenager then named Fifth Harmony as the winners of the “Moon Person” trophy for Best Pop video.
She also rocked quite the interesting dress, as it looks like she was wearing shorts underneath.
Countless fans applauded Paris on Twitter for taking a stand against hate during the show.
“When Paris Jackson denounces white supremacists and nazis better than the president of the united states,” one user tweeted.
when paris jackson denounces white surpremacists and nazis better than the president of the united statesviy (@safistied) August 28, 2017
“Paris Jackson going OFF about the current state of the world before announcing Best Pop Video be like #VMAs,” another person said.
Another tweet said, “Paris Jackson has a voice and shes [sic] sure as hell using it. Cant [sic] say that about everyone.”
We applaud you, Paris!
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